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Mewla National Rally (Epynt) - 28 Aug 11

Posted: June 22, 2012 11:36 AM - 4992 Hits

Round 7 - 2011 MSA Asphalt Rally Championship

Results

Posted: June 22, 2012 11:36 AM

MSA ASPHALT CHAMPIONSHIP 2011 - THE SIGNS ARE ENCOURAGING!…

Posted: August 17, 2011 6:59 PM

The Eventsigns Mewla Rally takes contenders for the REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship to the Epynt Military Ranges, in the Brecon Beacons, for the second time this year and series leader Damian Cole will be looking for a good result as he attempts to press home his advantage. To a certain extent, the eventual outcome could rest on how others fare on the day but it was as Cole brought his Ford Focus WRC back to the finish of the last year’s Mewla at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells that he was declared 2010 REIS Asphalt Champion.

While Cole leads the drivers’ table, co-driver James Morgan, who missed the opening round of the season, trails Brian Cammack in this category and will be quietly hoping something untoward happens to Simon Mauger’s Ford Escort MkII that will allow him to overhaul his main rival!

Behind Cole/Morgan, Peter Lloyd rejoins the Championship in his Subaru Impreza WRC. As we haven’t seen him since the last visit to Epynt back in March, Lloyd is not in contention for the Championship but he is a past winner on the Ranges and could still upset the apple-cart on the day.

2007 MSA Asphalt Champion Steve Simpson is definitely having ‘one of those seasons’ with his Impreza WRC. He and Patrick Walsh have retired from no less than four of the six rounds so far but, on paper, are still in with a shout of the title. Whatever happens, Simpson’s speed over Epynt is without question and, having won the Tour of Epynt, could well put in a repeat performance this time.

Then Mauger/Cammack, who clinched the overall Millington Escort Challenge title on the recent Tyneside Stages, have Cole in their sights. Ten points is the current difference and, with 25 available for a win on the Mewla, any problems in either camp could considerably change the face of the leaderboard as the season moves towards its conclusion.

David Kynaston/Andy Russell return in an attempt to break the jinx that has seen their Audi A3 Quattro, which took them to the 2006 & 2008 MSA Asphalt titles, retire from virtually every Championship round it has entered since the start of last year. They will have mixed emotions about the Mewla – they won it in 2006 but, three years previously, suffered a high-speed accident that left the driver with a broken bone in his neck!...

Apart from a no-show on the ALMC Stages after their Darrian T90 GTR was damaged on Rally of the Midlands, John Indri/Dave Engwell have become a regular – and very welcome – part of the REIS Championship this year. Their banter, especially with fellow two-wheel drive crew Mauger/Cammack, is proving to be a popular ‘side-show’ but, at the same time, there is no doubting that the ‘Essex boys’ are ultra-competitive and it would be a fool who ignored their potential to spring a surprise, especially if the rain keeps away.

Rounding off the Top Ten are Graham Coffey/David Gamblin in their Subaru Impreza WRC, with Epynt ‘veteran’ Bob Fowden and Jason Sugden right behind them in their example. A tidy run on the Tyneside Stages for David Hardie/John McCulloch (Impreza) brought to an end a run of retirements, while such a luxury has yet to favour John Stone. After his Skoda Fabia WRC’s engine vented itself on Rally of the Midlands, the early Championship leader, both this year and last, was forced to sit out the trip to Dublin in July for the ALMC Stages. Then, hiring a car for the Tyneside Stages did nothing to change his fortune as an ‘early bath’ ensued and, while John’s name appears on the Mewla entry, he has yet to nominate a vehicle.

No less than 35 REIS MSA Asphalt Rally Championship registered contenders have entered the Mewla and they continue with :

    21 Adrian Spencer/Mark Hewitt Subaru Impreza
    24 Graham Hollis/Alan Jones Ford Escort MkII MEC
    25 Darren Underwood/Sue Underwood Vauxhall Nova
    27 Michael Glendinning/Nicola Fearnley Subaru Impreza
    28 Andy Davison/Mike Curry BMW M3
    30 Julian Wilkes/Andy Ballantyne Vauxhall Nova
    33 Pete Rayner/Den Golding Ford Escort MkII MEC
    35 Richard Clews/Barry James Subaru Impreza
    38 Philip Turner/Simon Anthony Subaru Impreza
    40 Myf Owen/Baz Green Mitsubishi Lancer EVO7
    42 Neal Arden/Giles Corbett Subaru Impreza
    44 Phil Sprason/Andy Boswell Ford Escort MkI MEC
    45 Chris Lloyd/TBA Ford Escort MkII MEC
    54 Kev Monaghan/Chris Purvis Vauxhall Corsa
    58 Dave Allmark/Leigh Woodington Ford Escort MkII MEC
    62 Craig Jose/Nigel Hewett Peugeot 205
    63 Paul Clapham/Kenny Owen Peugeot 106
    64 Geoff Glover/Bob Brown Vauxhall Astra RWD
    65 Tim Daltry/Emma Morrison Peugeot 205 GTI
    71 Richard Felgate/Mark Mason BMW 325i
    72 Rod Bennett/Henry Richardson Fiat Punto S1600
    78 Ian Copping/Dave Rowley Ford Fiesta RWD
    88 Kevin Harbour/Dave Tortoishell Peugeot 205
    91 Stuart Spyer/Pete Williams Vauxhall Corsa
    92 George Cooke/David Millard Citroen Saxo VTS
* MEC = Millington Escort Challenge contender

The first car leaves the start of the Eventsigns Mewla Rally on the Epynt Ranges at 8.00am on Sunday 28th August and 170 miles later, eighty of which will be contained in special stages, the first car is due back at the finish at the Showground at 5.00pm that afternoon.

Top 10

Posted: August 17, 2011 6:59 PM

1. Eian Pritchard & Steve McPhee / Subaru Impreza WRC
2. Damian Cole & James Morgan / Ford Focus WRC
3. Peter Lloyd & Carl Sorensen / Subaru Impreza WRC
4. Stephen Simpson & Patrick Walsh / Subaru Impreza WRC
5. Simon Mauger & Brian Cammack / Ford Escort MK2
6. David Kynaston & Andy Russell / Audi A3 Quattro
7. Mark Straker & TBC / Darrian T90 GTR
8. David Turnbull & Paul Hughes / Subaru Impreza WRC
9. John Indri & Dave Engwell / Darrian T90 GTR
10. Graham Coffey & David Gamblin / Subaru Impreza WRC

Entries accepted as of 7/8/11

Posted: August 5, 2011 3:37 PM

DAVID CAMPBELL / INIGO MELIS / SUBARU IMPREZA
ROGER TILLOTSON / STEVE ROBERTSON / SUBARU IMPREZA
WAYNE ELLIS / GARETH PRICE / FORD ESCORT MK2
ALISON LOCK / MIKE BARTLETT / MINI
DAVE BODEN / LAUREN HOLMES / SAPPHIRE COSWORTH
MARK STRAKER / TBA / DARRIAN T9 GTR
MARCUS MULLENS / LOUISE DAVIES / VW POLO
GRAHAM MUTER / STEVE HALLMARK / FORD ESCORT MK2
JEREMY STRAKER / TBA / DARRIAN T9
RICHARD CLEWS / BARRY JAMES / SUBARU IMPREZA
DAVID THOMAS / THERESA FOSSEY / FORD ESCORT
DEREK CARLESS / MARTIN PETTITT / PEUGEOT 205GTi
CHRIS GRAVESTOCK / MARK HARMER / PEUGEOT 106
PHIL DAVIES / TBA / TOYOTA MR2
ADRIAN SPENCER / MARK HEWITT / SUBARU IMPREZA
IAN COPPING / DAVE ROWLEY / FORD FIESTA RWD
RAY HORTON / PAUL WAKELY / DARRIAN GTR
IAN CADDY / ALAN THOMAS / ESCORT MK2
NIGEL KILLERBY / COLIN WATSON / MITSUBISHI EVO 5
SHELLY TAUNT / JULIE MURPHY / SUBARU IMPREZA N10
LLYR WILLIAMS / GETHIN SOLLIS / PEUGEOT 206
DAVE BENNETT / GARETH PRICE / FORD ESCORT MK2
DAMIAN COLE / JAMES MORGAN / FORD FOCUS WRC
CRAIG JOSE / NIGEL HEWETT / PEUGEOT 205GTi
NICK JARVIS / BAZ CANNON / SUZUKI SWIFT
ROD BENNETT / HENRY RICHARDSON / FIAT PUNTO S1600
NEAL ARDEN / GILES CORBETT / SUBARU IMPREZA
STUART SPYER / PETE WILLIAMS / VAUXHALL CORSA
CHRIS WHEELER / YAN GRIFFITH / CITROEN C2
CHRIS LLOYD / TBA / FORD ESCORT
WYNNE WATKINS / SHERRYN ROBERTS / SUBARU IMPREZA
MIKE WILLIAMS / PHIL JONES / MG ZR
PETE RAYNER / DEN GOLDING / FORD ESCORT MK2
RICHARD FELGATE / MARK MASON / BMW 325i
KEVIN DAVIES / PETER EVANS / FORD ESCORT
DYLAN THOMAS / IEUAN OWEN / PEUGEOT 106
LLYR JONES / MARK POWELL / FORD ESCORT
RICHARD MERRIMAN / KATH CURZON / DARRIAN T90
GEOFF GLOVER / BOB(SMURF)BROWN / VAUXHALL ASTRA RWD
DAVE ALLMARK / LEIGH WOODINGTON / FORD ESCORT MK2
IAN KENVIN / IAN MEAKIN / FORD ESCORT MK1
KEV MONAGHAN / CHRIS PURVIS / VAUXHALL CORSA
SIMON MAUGER / BRIAN CAMMACK / FORD ESCORT MK2
JAMES MARTIN / BETH EVANS / VAUXHALL ASTRA
MARK FISHER / KEITH WHEELER / FORD ESCORT
GEORGE COOKE / DAVID MILLARD / CITROEN SAXO VTS
WILLIAM JOHN / IWAN GRIFFITHS / VAUXHALL NOVA
PHIL TURNER / NEIL SPIERS / FORD ESCORT MK2
TIM WILSON / ELGAN DAVIES / FORD ESCORT RS
BOB FOWDEN / JASON SUGDEN / SUBARU IMPREZA
GARETH RICHARDS / ALAN LLOYD / DARRIAN T9

Regulations / Entry Form Available

Posted: July 4, 2011 3:36 PM

Club Website / Details / Historic Class for 2011

Posted: January 2, 1990 3:04 PM

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